Go TWICAS! I feel out of breath just reading about all of the amazing learning experiences you have been having since the October break.. New dance groups forming, writing collectives taking shape, new partnerships with community leaders, classroom renovations in Morogoro.. this list goes on.. and on…
Here are some highlights:
“So, we needed to have an interaction with a group within Tanzania, so Ms Gillman and Mr Bahati introduced us to this amazing lady who has taken the responsibility of 30 ID (internally displaced) children who are either orphaned or can’t afford school and the costs of living. Her, on her own salary, pays for their cost of living & their school fees. That’s incredible. So, WE come in as people who want to help – take care of some of the financial pressure AND also interact with the kids! Build relationships with them! Show them different cultures while they show us theirs! Make a difference in their lives while they mark ours by just being the blessings they are.
Our 1st interaction with them this past saturday – we played “basketball” with them. It was more just throwing the ball around, playing dogeball, and shooting baskets. Nevertheless – it was amazing! It’ll show in the pictures ;)!
“Today was great – the IB1s have starting taking over, so I felt that I had more time to really interact with the kids. I met Bashiri again, which was great – he’s such a sweetheart, I’m really glad I decided to take kiswahili because it’s really helped me with being able to communicate this year.
Bashiri is blind, and today his mom brought down a book for him in braille. It was great seeing him read – and even though the book was in english and his knowledge of the language is limited, he was enjoying himself. I thought it might be a great idea (seeing as how many children do have missing eyes due to the cancer treatment), to have kids who are leaving the country over christmas holidays to pick up books in braille. While not all kids speak english – I am doubtful as to the existence of kiswahili books in braille – although I will definitely look into it.” (Jhanvi)
This is a small group of only four people in it. The main goal is mastering the famous Ghanaian dance, AZONTO, which has recently become so popular. We have just recently started the group and we practice every Friday in the Drama room, One of our members being Ghanaian to lead us through the dance.
The best part about this activity is the fact that I’m learning something new and I am discovering the talents in me. I am also learning what is happening in the Ghanaian culture in the sector of dancing.” (Maymary, grade 11)
Check out the following blogs to read about a range of CAS experiences: